You know the story. Two people get together, the date is set, you meet up and all is well and ends well, then comes the expectation of a phone call the next day.
But it never comes.
Oh, I wasn’t talking about a first date, I was talking about a job interview!
You can plainly see the parallels here. You put your best foot forward and were on your best behavior. The conversation flowed as if you’d known each other forever. You seemed to have clicked. Laughed at each other’s jokes, smiled and connected well, even realized you know some of the same people.
But that phone call never came this time. What? Why? Are you kidding me?
Let’s face it. Companies tend to run a bit “lean” these days. The hiring manager might cover a multi-state area and conduct business within several time zones on any given day.
Hiring managers have several offices too. This might be a combination of the corporate headquarters, their home office (as in where they live & sleep), an airport lounge, a coffee shop, or anywhere they can get Wi-Fi or cellphone service while they’re on the run.
Just because you had an interview, doesn’t mean you’re the top priority at this company. Remember that military recruiting office in the mall? You never delayed your active duty day-to-day priorities because a new person wanted to sign up and wanted to join the ranks. In other words, the mission comes first. Same goes for the private sector.
Depending on the complexity of the interview process, expect time delays due to when you have interviews with several people from the company. Remember, coordinating schedules can be tough on a company that’s on the move. Your reaction to these delays will say a lot about what type of employee you might make. Keep things positive and be patient.
So you wait and wait for your phone to ring. You wait for some sort of response from the hiring manager for the next steps. This happens all the time after interviews. You expect a phone call that never comes. YOU HATE THE WAIT! What to do?
Here’s a list of 7 things you can do during the “wait time” after your interview:
How have you stayed positive and used the time wisely while waiting for a call back? Share your insights in the comments below.
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